The BNSF and former Southern Pacific have trackage through the pass leaving the Los Angeles valley and heading north and up into the Mojave Desert. The Santa Fe tracks were laid many years ago, but the SP rideaway was installed in the late 1960's or early 70's. The SP line is single track, where as the BNSF line is double. At one point in the climb up the pass, the BNSF trackage splits. The track further to the west and north is longer, thus allowing a more gradual grade to the summit, where the 2 tracks come together.
Many locations are accessable for photography, including Sullivans Curve, the tunnels, and summit, but I have heard that the railroads are watching for tresspassers more frequently.
Last updated 4:17 PM 12/14/2003